Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, August 29, 2012

Trip Leader: Joe Hanfman

Date of Trip: Saturday, August 29, 2012

Location: Poplar Island (with a pre-trip to Black Walnut Point

Details: A very impressive showing of Black Terns and 17 species of shorebirds including close Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes, breeding Black-necked Stilts with young, large numbers of American Avocets and American Golden Plovers.

Number on trip: 24

20120829-A (49K) 20120829-B (35K)

Black-necked Stilt by Bonnie Ott. Red-necked Phalarope by Jeff Culler.

Poplar Island:

  • Canada Goose 2
  • American Black Duck 8
  • Mallard 74
  • Blue-winged Teal 119
  • Northern Shoveler 87
  • Green-winged Teal 5
  • Surf Scoter 3
  • Ruddy Duck 4
  • Pied-billed Grebe 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant 371
  • Brown Pelican 2
  • Great Blue Heron 9
  • Great Egret 6
  • Snowy Egret 20
  • Cattle Egret 6
  • Osprey 17
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Bald Eagle 3
  • Virginia Rail 1
  • American Golden-Plover 8
  • Semipalmated Plover 40
  • Killdeer 2
  • Black-necked Stilt 8
  • American Avocet 64
  • Spotted Sandpiper 5
  • Greater Yellowlegs 5
  • Willet 1
  • Lesser Yellowlegs 54
  • Sanderling 4
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper 260
  • Least Sandpiper 60
  • Pectoral Sandpiper 16
  • Dunlin 1
  • Stilt Sandpiper 5
  • Wilson's Phalarope 4
  • Red-necked Phalarope
  • Laughing Gull 120
  • Ring-billed Gull 23
  • Herring Gull 196
  • Great Black-backed Gull 138
  • Least Tern 1
  • Caspian Tern 18
  • Black Tern 30
  • Common Tern 118
  • Forster's Tern 1
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
  • Peregrine Falcon 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Fish Crow 1
  • Horned Lark 7
  • Purple Martin 1
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Barn Swallow 5
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
  • European Starling 1
  • Black-and-white Warbler 1
  • American Redstart 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 131
  • Baltimore Oriole 1

Black Walnut Point:

  • Canada Goose 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant 2
  • Great Egret 1
  • Osprey 2
  • Mourning Dove 2
  • Chimney Swift 2
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
  • Least Flycatcher 2
  • Empidonax sp. 1
  • Great Crested Flycatcher 2
  • Eastern Kingbird 17
  • Warbling Vireo 1
  • Red-eyed Vireo 10
  • Blue Jay 1
  • American Crow 2
  • Carolina Chickadee 4
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
  • Carolina Wren 4
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
  • Veery 4
  • Swainson's Thrush 1
  • American Robin 6
  • Brown Thrasher 1
  • European Starling 1
  • Cedar Waxwing 15
  • Blue-winged Warbler 1
  • Black-and-white Warbler 1
  • Tennessee Warbler 1
  • Nashville Warbler 1
  • Kentucky Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • American Redstart 8
  • Cape May Warbler 1
  • Northern Parula 2
  • Magnolia Warbler 2
  • Yellow Warbler 1
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
  • Prairie Warbler 1
  • Black-throated Green Warbler 1
  • Bobolink 2
  • Baltimore Oriole 2
  • American Goldfinch 1